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Commuting to work with an Electrified S

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 -

For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!

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SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame

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